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IT Technology

A PROGRAMME FOR YOU WHO DREAM ABOUT WORKING WITH SOFTWARE, ELECTRONICS, NETWORK AND TECHNOLOGY

Our IT Technology programme has a duration of two years and equips you with the necessary tools to work with the software, electronics and networks of the future.

As a student at the IT Technology programme, you will e.g. acquire knowledge about Internet of Things (IoT) – the technology that makes everyday technology smart and intelligent.
You will learn how data is stored, processed, and presented, and you will gain an insight into how data is able to control physical systems.

During the programme, we will work within these general fields of study:

  • Hardware
  • Network technology
  • Software
  • Project management

These fields of study will be consistent throughout your education. You will get to work in depth within all four fields, and learn the importance of creating an overview and an understating of the system as a whole. Read more about the different fields/courses here.

Read more about the programme’s different courses and fields here.

Our programme has a duration of two years. Afterwards you have the opportunity to continue on a 1.5-year long top-up programme giving you the equivalent of a professional bachelor’s degree.

During the first two semesters (duration of a semester is six months), you will work interdisciplinary and learn the technologies within the whole eco system of Internet of Things.

The third semester consists of elective courses that allows you to tone your education and specialize within different areas of expertise.

The fourth and final semester consists of an internship at a local company as well as the final exam project.

Optional courses

During your education, you will have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the fields that have your interest. Especially during the third semester, where you can choose between a wide range of elective courses.
The electives allow you to tone your IT technology programme in a way that gives you a profile that matches your interests and your future dream job.

The courses offered could be:

  • Advanced electronics
  • Data collection and data storage
  • Complex embedded systems
  • Mathematics and physics used in electronics
  • Network, router and switch configuration

How does a week at the programme look like?

A typical week consists of project courses that will supplement and build upon each other.
You should be aware that the IT Technology programme is a full-time occupation, and a 40-hour a week work load is to be expected.

Internship

Your internship starts on the 4th semester and has a duration of three months. You will have to find an approved internship on your own, which has to meet certain requirements.

If you do not have a particular internship in mind, we can help you find one. Our internship partners are often involved in the education at EAL by giving presentations on current subjects, hosting company visits giving you insights into their daily work routines or by running projects of different magnitudes.

The internship and the final exam project is often used by our partners to assess the student with regards to future employment.

Admission Requirements

General Diploma requirements:

  • A Danish Gymnasium Diploma or
  • An International or European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • A “High School” or “Secondary School” Diploma from European or non-European countries, which are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from European Countries: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from outside Europe: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are not equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level, but require one additional year (sometimes two) of University studies to meet the required entry level  

Specific requirements for IT Technology:

  • Mathematics passed at a Danish C-level or equivalent
    • Equivalent of a Danish C-level is 125 hours of Mathematics during the last three years of High School/Secondary School
  • English passed at a Danish B-level or equivalent
    • Equivalent of a Danish B-level is 210 hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School 

Supplementary requirements:

  • Motivational letter (optional for Danish applicants) explaining your reasons for wanting a study place in this programme
  • Independent English language test (no more than two years old), see minimum scores
    • Danish and Nordic applicants and native English speakers: Independent English language test is not required
    • Non-native English speakers from other European countries: all of the mentioned tests will be accepted
    • Non-native English speakers from non-European countries: Only IELTS and TOEFL

Other qualifications:

If you do not hold the above mentioned qualifications, but you have other relevant qualifications, for instance a Vocational education within a relevant area, please contact a Student Counsellor for an individual assessment.

How to apply

For the Summer intake you must apply through www.optagelse.dk/admission - read our guide to the summer application process

You will this Admission Area Number:

IT Technology, Odense: 76065.

Documents to include

Find inspiration about which documents you should include in your application.

Available study places

Odense intake Summer 2018: 28 study places.

Application deadlines

Summer

Applicants holding a Danish Gymnasium Diploma: 5 July at 12 noon

Applicants holding Nordic, EU and NON EU Diplomas: 15 March at 12 noon

Our upcoming Summer classes begin on 3 September 2018.

Late applicants

If you apply later than the application deadlines you may get admission if we still have seats available. However, this is situation is highly unlikely in this particular study programme.

Tuition fees

NON EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

Agents

Lillebaelt Academy work together with these agents.

Exchange students

As an Exchange student through Erasmus+, Nordplus or a non-European Partner agreement, you may choose between participating in a Summer/Autumn or a Winter/Spring semester.

Application deadlines:

  • For Summer/Autumn semester: 15 May
  • For Winter/Spring semester: 20 November

Find application forms and learning agreements here.

Contact

If you have questions about the study programme, the entry requirements etc., please contact the student counsellor Susanne Skov Nielsen.

Career opportunities

A lot of IT Technologists who have specialised in electronics gain employment in companies that produce, sell, or maintain consumer, or industrial electronics such as radio, TV, radar or navigational equipment, measuring instruments, power supplies, electro medical devices or IT equipment.

IT technologists who have specialised in network technology will often find employment within the technical/technological field. They will design and maintain large and small networks as well as servers, security and databases. The field of expertise lies within network design and consultancy in connection with the planning, implementation and maintenance of modern network solutions.

Examples of typical job titles are:

  • System supporter
  • Supervisor
  • Network consultant
  • IT worker
  • Engineer/technician
  • System administrator
  • Project manager

Tuition fees

For full degree Danish citizens and for full degree EU citizens who are students at a Higher Level Education, tuition is free of charge.

For Erasmus+ students tuition is free of charge.

For non-EU citizens, who do not hold a permanent residence permit to Denmark, tuition fees will be charged. Read more about tuition fees here.

Scholarhips for non-EU citizens are only provided for Highly Qualified Students. No applicant will be awarded a Scholarship, before they have completed at least the first semester of studies here. Read more about Scholarships here.

SU

Higher Level Education gives students the right to apply for SU, which is a monthly Student Grant provided by the Danish State during studies.

Danish citizens are entitled to receive SU. International students are also entitled to apply for SU, but certain requirements must be fulfilled, for instance there is a requirement about working a certain number of hours per week during studies.

Read more about the SU rules here.

To apply for SU go to www.su.dk and log on with your NemID.

If you are going to study in Odense

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Seebladsgade 1

If you are going to study in Vejle

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Boulevarden 25

When to apply for SU

You may apply up to 1 month before you are entitled to receive SU. If for instance your study programme begins on the 31 August (later than 20 August) then you are entitled to receive SU from September (if you fulfill all conditions.). In that case you may apply one month before 1 September, meaning from the 1 August.

NOTE! Please do not apply for SU on the same day as you receive your admission letter. First you must make a confirmation of your study place and then a few days will pass, before this information has been received in the SU system. If you wait a few days, it will be easier for you to make your SU application, because some of your information will already be pre-registered at www.su.dk.

Expenses during studies

All full degree students must pay for their own books and photocopies, participation in study trips or internships in Denmark or abroad etc. Erasmus+ students borrows books for free from Lillebaelt Academy.

Living costs and accommodation

The monthly living costs including rent are approximately DKK 6,000. Student accommodation in Odense typically cost around 2.500 DKK (approx. 330 Euro) per month, with a 3 month deposit payable prior to handover of keys. Lillebaelt Academy provides counselling on how and where you can get accommodation, and Odense City Council guarantees that there is accommodation available to all EU-students at institutions of further education.

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